A little bit about me…
My name is Andreas Toverud, I’m 21 years old and I currently live and study in Lillehammer. I study at the Norwegian Military Academy of Telemetry, and I finish my bachelor degree this summer. I use all my spare time in the winter snowboarding and snowkiting at Hafjelltoppen, my local spot, which happens to be one of the best places for snowkiting in Europe. I’ve been snowkiting for the last 5 years, and love all kinds of sports that involve adrenaline and boards. In the summer I do a lot of skateboarding and wakeboarding. I also go kitesurfing whenever I get the chance, but Lillehammer is a long drive from all the good spots, which mostly limits it to weekends and holidays.
2009 didn’t have that many competitions, but things are looking better for 2010. I came 3rd in the Norwegian snowkiting championship and 5th in the Snowkite Masters, which was kind of a disappointment, but I’m hoping for some good results for the comps that are coming up. Even though the Snowkite Masters didn’t go as well as I hoped for, I had loads of fun, met interesting people from all over the world, and I had a great time in the chalet with the Flexifoil crew.
Home in Norway, we are also working with a new hotel on Hafjelltoppen on some exciting projects like putting up lights for night kiting and building a permanent slider park. We are also doing a lot of filming, and hope to get the guys from the UK over here to do some shooting this Easter… watch this space!!